Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/3034,
  title    = {The State, Local Community and Participatory Governance Practices: Prospects of Change},
  author    = {Gaysu R. Arvind},
  country   = {},
  institution={},
  abstract  = {In policy discourse of 1990s, more inclusive spaces
have been constructed for realizing full and meaningful participation
of common people in education. These participatory spaces provide
an alternative possibility for universalizing elementary education
against the backdrop of a history of entrenched forms of social and
economical exclusion; inequitable education provisions; and
shrinking role of the state in today-s neo-liberal times. Drawing on
case-studies of bottom-up approaches to school governance, the study
examines an array of innovative ways through which poor people
gained a sense of identity and agency by evolving indigenous
solutions to issues regarding schooling of their children. In the
process, state-s institutions and practices became more accountable
and responsive to educational concerns of the marginalized people.
The deliberative participation emerged as an active way of
experiencing deeper forms of empowerment and democracy than its
passive realization as mere bearers of citizen rights.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering},  volume    = {2},
  number    = {8},
  year      = {2008},
  pages     = {958 - 969},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/3034},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=20},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 20, 2008},
}